KPFA’s annual Grateful Dead marathon 2/24/18

February 22nd, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9 am to 1 am Pacific time – 16 hours!
Hosts: Tim Lynch and David Gans

On the air all over northern California at 94.1 fm!

Webcast via kpfa.org, nugs.net, and gdradio.net

Chat room will be open for the duration: gdhour.com/chat

PLAYLIST is here.

Thanks to these participants and supporters (and this list will grow):
Phil Osegueda
David Ogilvy
Vera Tykulsker
Quincy McCoy
Laura Prives
Antonio Ortiz
Mary Tilson
Kevin Vance
Stuart Steinhardt
Brad Serling/nugs.net
John Whalen/gdradio.net
Mark Karan and his Budz: Gary Silva, Henry Salvia, Danny Eisenberg, and Robin Sylvester
Tony Ferro
Clay Peterson
Jeff Shepherd, Lillie Belle Farms
Marc Allan and Kevin Monty, Jerry Garcia Family LLC
Charlie Miller
Jeff Rosen and Lindsey Sheehy, Blue Heron Catering
Sandy Hall, Grateful Beans and Leaves
Bobby G’s Pizzeria
Stephen Inglis
Holly Bowling
Joe Burke
High Sierra Music Festival
Rachel Anne
Rich Mahan

Great thanks to Darrin Brenner for creating our t-shirt design this year!

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1535

February 18th, 2018

Week of February 19, 2018

Part 1 33:30
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
PROMISED LAND
DEAL
JACK STRAW
TENNESSEE JED
THE RACE IS ON
SUGAREE

Part 2 22:10
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco CA
MEXICALI BLUES
ROW JIMMY
LOOKS LIKE RAIN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Grammy Award–winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong play two shows at The Cap on Friday, April 20. You heard right, Cheech & Chong on 4/20 at The Cap! Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 10, recorded May 20, 1990 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a joyous performance, presented in its entirety with liner notes by Dennis McNally. GarciaLive volume 10 will be available February 23 from jerrygarcia.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Tickets are still available for the makeup shows on February 24, 26, and 27. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Video clips from Twist & Shout 2/12/18

February 16th, 2018

I played live at Twist & Shout Records in Denver on Monday, February 12. Here are some clips, courtesy of the store’s amazing staff (and particular thanks to Natasha Alexander and of course Paul Epstein).

Summer By The Bay
Looks Like Rain
Your Movie
Cassidy’s Cat
It’s Gonna Get Better  
Brokedown Palace

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1534

February 11th, 2018

Week of February 12, 2018

Part 1 24:19
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
SPACE->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 31:12
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
ST. STEPHEN->
MORNING DEW
~
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold – A new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Now extended by popular demand through February 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at RedRosesGreenGold.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Melvin Seals and JGB take The Cap to church by performing the iconic music of Jerry Garcia Band on Friday, March 2nd. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Tickets are still available for the makeup shows on February 24, 26, and 27. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1533

February 4th, 2018

Week of February 5, 2018

Part 1 13:42
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 10 (Round Records)
WAITING FOR A MIRACLE
Mickey Hart, RAMU (Verve Forecast)
INFINITE SPACE

Part 2 42:10
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
DARK STAR->
THE OTHER ONE->
DRUMS

The heart of the matter! Deep in the second set of 12/2/17, Dead & Company in Austin. What a show this was!! Available in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, now extended by popular demand through March 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets at RedRosesGreenGold.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Reggae superstars SOJA play The Cap on THU, MAR 1. The following night, the king of the Hammond B-3, Melvin Seals plays The Cap with JGB. The good vibes and great music will be flowing. Every Wednesday night is DeadCenter, featuring Grateful Dead tribute bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 10, recorded May 20, 1990 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a joyous performance, presented in its entirety with liner notes by Dennis McNally. GarciaLive volume 10 will be available February 23 from jerrygarcia.com


Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Tickets are still available for the makeup shows on February 24, 26, and 27. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com.

Drop the Bone review

February 1st, 2018

“When David Gans apologized for a one-month delay in getting us his article about C. J. Hirschfield, due to a last-minute push to complete his latest recording, I put Drop The Bone at the top of my shopping list … and am very glad I did. The album consists of eleven songs that provide an hour and eleven minutes of listening pleasure including vocals and lots of superb instrumentals. My favorite song is “Pancho and Lefty,” but they all provide the perfect background accompaniment as I’m sitting at my computer working on this month’s News.”

– Ken Katz, in the February 2018 Splash Pad News (Oakland CA)

More info, and ordering links, here.

Cloud Surfing BONUS DISC now online

January 31st, 2018

The Drop the Bone Bonus Disc is now available for download on bandcamp.

Companion to Drop the Bone w/ two alternate takes, another jam with Holly Bowling, a demo of “Be Like Earl,” and radio edits of three songs.

Summer by the Bay (Radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (Radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (Radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (Alternate take)
Summer By the Bay (Alternate take)

GD hour on 420radio

January 29th, 2018

420radio streams the show Sundays at 8PM PT, Tuesdays at 7AM PT, and Thursdays at 3PM PT

Here’s the current station list.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1532

January 28th, 2018

Week of January 29, 2018

Part 1 30:41
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
RAMBLE ON ROSE
IF I HAD THE WORLD TO GIVE
SUGAREE

Part 2 24:26
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Grateful Dead, American Beauty (Rhino)
OPERATOR

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Red Roses, Green Gold – A new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Now extended by popular demand through March 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets at RedRosesGreenGold.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, February 17, bluegrass rockers Railroad Earth combine elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz, and celtic at The Cap. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DG/TGID 1/23/18 TIP JAR

January 22nd, 2018

We’ve got a day off between Cleveland and Brooklyn, and we’ve decided to do a Facebook live concert from [undisclosed location] Tuesday at 8:30pm ET.

It’s expensive to keep five big dudes and an overstuffed rented van on the road, so we’re doing this show to both share the joys of our our musical collaboration AND help cover the costs of two days off.

Please help keep this mother rollin’! Stream is here; donate button is below.





Grateful Dead Hour no. 1531

January 21st, 2018

Week of January 22, 2018

Part 1 37:55
Dead & Company 12/2/17 Frank Erwin Center, Austin TX
JACK STRAW
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
MINGLEWOOD BLUES
NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME


Part 2 17:58

Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 10 (5/20/90)
TEARS OF RAGE
STOP THAT TRAIN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. It’ll be a foot-stomping good time with renowned jamgrassers Railroad Earth at The Cap on Saturday, February 17. Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Now extended by popular demand through March 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at redrosesgreengold.com.

More kind words about DROP THE BONE

January 20th, 2018

“As one of our leading authorities on the Grateful Dead, David Gans has long enlightened us on the history of that band. And in his own music, it’s mightily clear he’s taken valuable lessons from them: a love of improv, a deep respect for American vernacular music from folk to jazz, a loose-limbed joy in making music, and damn good taste in covers. Drop the Bone will move you, brightly.”

– David Browne, contributing editor, Rolling Stone
Order your copy here!

DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc

January 14th, 2018

Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

Also available: the Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)

Download the bonus disc from bandcamp


Drop the Bone




Grateful Dead Hour no. 1530

January 14th, 2018

Week of January 15, 2018

Part 1 26:22
Grateful Dead 10/17/81 Hippodrome, Paris, France
TRUCKIN’->
BIRD SONG->
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

Part 2 29:36
Grateful Dead 10/17/81 Hippodrome, Paris, France
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
EYES OF THE WORLD

Peter Rowan, My Aloha (Omnivore Recordings)
JERRY IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 10, recorded May 20, 1990 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a joyous performance, presented in its entirety with liner notes by Dennis McNally. GarciaLive volume 10 will be available February 23 from jerrygarcia.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Pink Talking Fish will perform a full rendition of the epic Pink Floyd album, The Wall, intertwined with Talking Heads and Phish songs, with special guests at The Cap on Saturday, February 10. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Red Roses, Green Gold – A new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Now extended by popular demand through March 18th. The New York Times proclaims “Deadheads be grateful!” Playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. For Tickets visit RedRosesGreenGold.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1529

January 7th, 2018

Week of January 8, 2018

Part 1 21:05
Dead & Company 12/1/17 American Airlines Ctr, Dallas TX
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED->
EASY ANSWERS->
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED

Part 2 34:57
Dead & Company 11/19/17 TD Garden, Boston MA
PLAYING IN THE BAND
David Gans, Drop the Bone (Perfectible Recordings)
PLEASED TO MEET YOU, PART 2

Dead & Company live shows are available in a variety of formats from livedead.co

My new studio album, Drop the Bone, is my eleventh full-length release. It’s got guest performances by Holly Bowling, Robin Sylvester, Terry Haggerty, Eric and Suzy Thompson, and many more. It’s available for download via bandcamp; CDs (and a bonus disc) are available here.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Colorado blues-rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters play The Cap on Saturday, January 27. Southern and boogie rock aficionado Luther Dickinson opens the show. Every Wednesday is DeadCenter at Garcia’s, featuring Grateful Dead tributes. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Red Roses, Green Gold, a new show featuring the songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Now extended by popular demand through March 18th. The New York Times proclaims, “Deadheads be grateful!” It’s playing in New York City’s Greenwich Village at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Tickets are available at RedRosesGreenGold.com.